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Editor’s Note: Daily Cal drops use of ‘illegal immigrant’
The Daily Cal ^ | October 2, 2012 | Stephanie Baer

Posted on 10/04/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by Berkeleystudent

On Sunday, the Senior Editorial Board voted to no longer use the term “illegal immigrant” when reporting on immigration issues. Out of preference and habit, it has already been the practice of our reporters and editors to opt for the word “undocumented.”

We believe that the modifier “illegal” unnecessarily offends our readership while the word “undocumented” is a more effective and objective way to describe one’s immigration status.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycal.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens; illegals; liberalagenda
This liberal campus newspaper pretends to be neutral but disregards correct usage of the English language in its pursuit of political correctness.

Idiot liberals.

1 posted on 10/04/2012 9:25:26 AM PDT by Berkeleystudent
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To: Berkeleystudent

“Barbarian invaders”


2 posted on 10/04/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Berkeleystudent

I agree with this decision. “Illegal invaders” is much more accurate.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Berkeleystudent

Even if it offensive (which it is not - it’s descriptive) - shouldn’t it be up the readers to make that determination rather than a unilateral decision by the editors?


4 posted on 10/04/2012 9:29:00 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Berkeleystudent

newspaper announces it will live in a world of its own imagination instead of reality


5 posted on 10/04/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Berkeleystudent

In favour of ‘wetbacks’?


6 posted on 10/04/2012 9:30:20 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Berkeleystudent

Media death watch. They wonder why.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 9:32:16 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Berkeleystudent

You have my deepest sympathy.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Berkeleystudent

Controlling the terminology of the debate gives one side a HUGE edge. Guess which side is winning, as this trend continues.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Berkeleystudent
We believe that the modifier “illegal” unnecessarily offends our readership while the word “undocumented” is a more effective and objective way to describe one’s immigration status.

If the objective is obfuscation, that is entirely true.

I have never had any level of misunderstanding of the word 'illegal.' It is a simple description. It is objectivity in its purest form.

Let the 'Rats play the word games.

10 posted on 10/04/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: BenLurkin

Darn straight. ‘Bout time someone said it.
They’re not illegal aliens, they’re Invading Barbarians.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: BenLurkin

“...one’s immigration status.”

Oh, that ‘twas only one...


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Berkeleystudent

Surprising to hear that they’re switching to “wetback”.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Berkeleystudent
Unacceptable Apellation:

Illegal Alien

Acceptable Characterizations:

New Democrat Voter

Undocumented Resident

Unexpected Border Crosser

14 posted on 10/04/2012 9:38:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (A bisexual Muslim is one who owns both a camel AND a goat.)
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To: Berkeleystudent
I've never felt offended necessarily or otherwise by the word 'illegal.' Nor have I ever met anyone who has been.

Maybe I just travel in the wrong circles.

I have just one question for these ignorant overgrown children : Would it "unnecessarily" offend to wear a tee shirt with the words "LEGAL IMMIGRANT" on it?

15 posted on 10/04/2012 9:42:22 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Berkeleystudent

The Daily Cal strikes a blow for Orwellian Newspeak.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 9:43:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Berkeleystudent

“Politically correct” is the politically correct phrase for “F%#^ing retarded”.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Berkeleystudent

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/10/newspaper-joins-imaginary-world.html

Newspaper Joins Imaginary World

A little satire to spread around campus.


(Associated Posers) – BERKELEY, California – The “independent” daily student newspaper of the UC-Berkeley campus, the DAILY CALIFORNIAN has announced it will no longer use words it deems offensive to its readership, such as “illegal immigrant”, “Islamic or Arab terrorist”, “Republican” or “suspected murderer”.


feel free to print it out and pass them out on campus. lol


18 posted on 10/04/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerClaws; abb; al baby

bump


19 posted on 10/04/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Berkeleystudent; Liz; La Lydia; AuntB

Good

I never have used that phony term..

Theyre not immigrants...

theyre ILLEGAL ALIENS


20 posted on 10/04/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: publius911
The only way to be an immigrant is to have an immigration visa. Otherwise you're just a visitor of some kind, and maybe an illegal entrant to boot.

Speaking of which, time to boot some of these guys back home!

21 posted on 10/04/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Berkeleystudent

I think this is the open-borders Left trying to send the phrase “illegal alien” down Orwell’s famous Memory Hole. Trouble is, we have the Internet now, as antidote to the Left’s Ministry of Truth. Along the same lines of 70s hippie-revolutionary-thugs like Bill Ayers robbing banks and calling it “liberating funds.” Note: bank robbers are still called bank robbers.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 3:58:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: GeronL

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/10/newspaper-joins-imaginary-world.html

Excellent article. I’ve showed it to several of my friends, and they’ve said it is a perfect characterization of liberalspeak at Berkeley. The delusion in the Senior Editorial Board of the Daily Californian is breathtaking.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 3:02:34 AM PDT by Berkeleystudent
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To: Berkeleystudent

Thanks. Sometimes I hit and sometimes I miss.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 3:03:54 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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